Establishing relationships is such an important focus in the Early Years and is something we, as an F2 team, have been concentrating on as we get to know our new classes. A positive adult-child relationship built on trust, understanding and caring will foster children’s cooperation and motivation, and increase their positive outcomes at school. These relationships are built through play, discussions during circle times, general conversations as we move around our learning environments and by showing the children that we are interested in them as individuals.
Walking through all of our learning areas and classrooms you can hear lots of laughter and animated discussions varying from who is Spider-Man or Elsa, to children retelling some of their favourite stories such as ‘The Gruffalo’ or ‘The Itchy Bear’. The children have done amazingly well settling into their new classes and in some cases their first ever class within a school. They have already established some strong relationships with their peers and adults which means we have created a safe environment for these children to feel at ease.
Over the next few weeks, we get to formally meet our parents at our ‘Parent Information Evening’ and PTSCs; parent-teacher relationships are another key in helping promote the development of the children in our care.
We cannot say what adventures our year with the children will entail but we are very much looking forward to experiencing them all with our classes.
Ms Jo/ F2 Year Leader